Tim Tebow has gone down in history as one of the worst first round picks in the NFL, but Tim Tebow the baseball player is only beginning. Quite a few professional athletes have transitioned into professional baseball. Most notably Michael Jordan. But Bo Jackson was actually pretty good at playing both (then again, he’s something of a super human).
Congrats to Tim Tebow for going 8 for 19 in today's baseball tryout, thus outperforming every NFL game he ever played.
— Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) August 30, 2016
The Tim Tebow baseball workout that occurred today featured a few professional scouts that were, if nothing else, probably excited to get an interview with the former quarterback. According to a number of sources he did very well when hitting against a machine and knocked a couple balls out of the park but wasn’t able to translate that power into live pitching.
Tim Tebow just arrived for his showcase. He will face two right-handed pitchers during the workout today: David Aardsma and Chad Smith.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 30, 2016
The pitchers, who are both ex-pros topped out at about 92 miles an hour.
Introducing Tim Tebow the baseball player pic.twitter.com/exfO3E1piw
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 30, 2016
He played pretty well in the outfield as well, catching all of the balls that you would have expected him to and catching a few that you wouldn’t have expected. Surprisingly, it was his throwing that left a few of the scouts wanting. While Tebow may be a hell of a quarterback who can gun down a receiver at fifty yards, he doesn’t quite have the accuracy of a professional outfielder.
Scout on Tebow chance of playing in #MLB: "the percentages are against him but he is Tim Tebow. If he makes it it would not surprise me"
— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) August 30, 2016
So whatever happens for Tim Tebow, hopefully he gets a chance to shine somewhere.
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